Eye in The Sky

Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren leads an all-star cast in director Gavin Hood’s tense and thought-provoking drama about the thorny moral dilemmas of remote warfare. In Nairobi, British and American military forces are closing in on al-Shabaab terrorists, using miniature surveillance technology while an armed drone looks down from the sky. As the prospect of a pre-emptive missile strike that could thwart a bombing plot is weighed against the possibility of collateral damage, no-nonsense British colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) is pulled in different directions by the Americans and her own government’s chain of command. Also starring Alan Rickman (in his last credited on-screen feature role)

Eye in The Sky – Saturday 11.40pm on Channel 4